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coverage right now at noon. roads across central iowa and beyond, very slick as snow mixes with freezing rain in some areas. good afternoon, everyone. thank you for joining us, i am mollie cooney. and we'll check out those latest road conditions in a live report straight ahead. we will also go live to the airport for an update on delays or cancellations, but we begin with frank for the latest on the storm and what to expect this afternoon. frank: we are seeing that snow of the metro. moderate to at times heavy snow from west central iowa to north-central iowa all the way back into eastern iowa. down to the south and to the east, they have sleet. notice as we widen this map out a little bit, we are going to catch a break in the action as north.
that is the area of low pressure and that will continue to move off to the north and east. a winter storm watch, advisory, all over the area. a winter storm warning including the entire state of iowa. kansas city right now, winter storm warning. this area in blue is a winter weather advisory, and all of these are in effect until tonight or tomorrow morning. 27 right now in des moines, 27 in ames. it is a little warmer to the south and east, and that is why they are seen sleet and freezing rain. by 2:00, three and a half or so inches of snow. snowfall rates at times around three quarters of an inch to an inch around -- an hour. we and up with around seven
totals for your neighborhood coming up in just a bit. mollie: flight cancellations or headaches for travelers trying to fly out of the metro. alyx sacks is live at the des moines international airport. alyx, how are lines looking now? alyx: the lines are looking pretty good right now, a lot betttt than what we saw a early this morning. so far, it has been a bumpy ride getting out of des moines international airport. and that's before you take off. one traveler we spoke to was trying to fly home to italy this morning says she was stuck in line for more than an hour after her flight to chicago was cancelled. >> i just want to know if i can go home or no. but they are so slow. alyx: she was not the only one
the kcci team headed to the rose bowl got caught and some delays. scott reister and andy garman got on a flight early this morning, and a few more will have to trickle out later today. the marshalltown high school band also got canceled trying to get to the festival where they will be performing. one group was able to get there flight out of denver, and it was the chicago group that had their flight canceled. really bumpy traveling throughout the day today. right now, the only cancellation we are seeing fort des moines is to charlotte -- fort des moines is to charlotte. here's a look at the des moines international airport website. before heading to the airport.
driving continues to be hazardous across the metro. our live team 8 coverage continues now with mark tauscheck who has been out and about in des moines all morning. what is the latest on the roads? mark: i just talked to des moines public works director jonathan gano told me these are perfect conditions for the salt they put down last night. we were out earlier this morning driving around. there certainly are slippery spots but for the most part, if , you drive slowly, it's not too hard to get around in the city. the salt brine is doing its job and on 235, we were traveling comfortably around 50 miles an hour. we didn't get any ice or freezing rain before the snow so that seemed to have had a big effect as well. all plow drivers have been out this morning, 100 pieces of equipment. right now, they are working the snow routes. gano told me those are main arterials like university and hickman. they focus on those routes typcially until the snow stops.
then the focus will move to the side streets, the residential streets. >> getting on the interstate was pretty rough. it was filled with slush and snow but on the interstate wasn't too bad. the main roads seemed a little worse, like where i live, they don't really plow until later in the day so kind of rough getting out of there and going up and down the hills. mark: from now should be another 24-36 hours before all the roads in des moines have been touched by plows. live in des moines, mark tauscheck, kcci. mollie: north of the metro, things are not looking too much better. vanessa peng joins us live now with an update from in story county. vanessa: right now we are heading south on 69 and what we have seen so far, there is a blowing snow off the road, making it slick in some spots. we drove between story city in
pockets of freezing rain and then just snow. we have definitely seen some freezing rain. you can hear it, the strata ice. -- the straight up ice. we have been going about 10 miles an hour under the speed limit, taking it slow. as for traffic, only a few cars on the road. we have not seen too many people out. overall i would say that conditions are not too bad and it looks like most of the road has been cleared by dot trucks. we will monitor the situation and update you as soon as updates become available. vanessa peng, kcci 8 news. only round one. afternoon. new information this noon concerning a murder investigation on des moines' south side. marcus mcintosh has just
police. marcus, what have you learned. marcus: it happened just before 11:00 sunday night. a shooting at the brookside apartments in the 5200 block of south union. there officers found two people , in a common hallway suffering from gunshot wounds. an adult male was deceased, an adult female was transported to a local hospital where she is expected to survive her injuries. at this hour, police continue to investigate in efforts to find the suspect or suspects involved. >> at this point, our detectives work throughout the night. we have several witnesses and leads we are following up on. as a result, we have been able to find a person we want to speak to who may have more information so we are in the process of tracking him down. marcus: this is the 21st homicide in des moines this year. marcus mcintosh, kcci eight news. mollie: thank you. in national headlines, nine twisters swept through the dallas area, killing at least 11 people.
the panhandles of texas and oklahoma and new mexico. omar villafranca is on the scene in hard-hit rowlett, texas. omar: many residents are retrieving what little they have left, following this weekend's deadly tornadoes. >> compared to our neighbors, i i think we got pretty lucky. walls are standing. omar: more than 100 homes in the rubble saturday when an ef-4 tornado, packing winds of up to 200 miles per hour, tore through the area. 61-year-old gwendolyn wheatley says it was the scariest night of her life. >> i just stayed in my closet all night long, shaking like a leaf on a tree. omar: a 24-hour curfew remains in effect here in rowlett, where an ef-3 tornado also caused extensive damage. you can see the tornado knocked over this van and behind me, it ripped the roof off of this house. on sunday, authorities evacuated
water tower out of fears of , flooding. >> at this point, we've had an engineer who is familiar with that particular water tower assess it. based on the damage that he saw, he was concerned enough to ask us to drain the water tower. omar: the unusual weather pattern is now blanketing parts of the texas panhandle, oklahoma, and new mexico with heavy snow. whiteout conditions and massive snow drifts led officials to shut down nearly all of interstate 40 as dozens of vehicles skidded on slick roads. forecasters expect up to 15 inches of snow in some areas before the system moves onto the northeast. omar villafranca, cbs news, rowlett, texas. mollie: new mexico has declared a state of emergency. and the national weather service has issued a flash flood warning for parts of rain-drenched missouri, including st. louis. we've learned that a des moines woman was killed in a bus crash just before 7:00 this morning in illinois. illinois state police says a
traveling northbound near the town of damen when the driver apparently lost control and slammed into a construction sign. 21-year-old nicole underwood of des moines was killed. four others were sent to the hospital. all are listed in stable condition this afternoon. fans around the world are morning the death of the man known as the clown prince of basketball. meadowlark lemon of the harlem globetrotters died yesterday at the age of 83 in arizona. he used a unique blend of hook shots and humor to bring laughter to kids of all ages from the mid-1950's to the late 1970's who never tired of his , 'confetti in the water bucket' trick. he later formed the meadowlark lemon ministries traveling the , country to provide a message of faith to children in baseketball camps and in youth prisons. the cause of death hasn't been released. world headlines are next. we'll tell you how the iraqi
>> mrs. iowa's news leader. -- this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci eight news at noon with mollie cooney. mollie: the iraqi military says it has recaptured the city of ramadi from isis forces. mark albert is at the white house with why u.s. officials are calling the victory symbolic and strategic. mark: iraqi soldiers battling isis forces in the city of ramadi say they have recaptured the town's government complex. on national television iraqi , military leaders declared victory. he says, "the city of ramadi has been liberated." but isis soldiers still hold pockets of the city, and iraqi forces are going door to door, hunting for the holdouts. isis has planted i.e.d.'s throughout the city, and it will take time to make the city safe again. cbs news security consultant mike morrell says holding on to ramadi will require sunni tribes working with the iraqi army.
by sunni tribes, those two pieces, that's very important. the reason that's important is because that's what's going to have to lead the fight the rest of the way here. mark: while iraqi soldiers did the actual fighting, the u.s. supplied the weapons, the training, and the airstrikes. american officials called this a symbolic and strategic victory. symbolic, because the last time iraqi soldiers were in ramadi was in may, as they ran away in retreat from isis' advance. and it's strategic, because ramadi is the capital of anbar province, which sits on an important road that leads into syria. isis still holds mosul, iraq's second largest city. mark albert, cbs news, the white house. mollie: the iraqi military say ice is still holds about 30% of ramadi. we're not alone in weather woes. hundreds of people have been evacuated in northern england as that region deals with its worst flooding in decades.
calls the flooding unprecedented and he has sent hundreds of troops to help residents and emergency workers fight the rising waters after weeks of heavy rain. luckily there have been no , reported deaths or serious injuries. and back here at home taking a , look at the latest road conditions from 511ia.org. you can see several roads to the southeast of the metro area covered with snow or ice. as the storm moves north, make sure to keep an eye on this map. blue means partially covered, pink means completely covered. we are not done yet, round two is on its way. frank: we are going to see a little bit of a break in the action over the next hour or two in central and southern iowa. off to the north, you will continue to see the snow and another round pulling up from the south. you will notice moderate to heavy snow right now, clarion
through audubon. in the metro, lighter snow falling and around ottumwa, montezuma, seeing some freezing rain and sleet. all of this moving off into the north and northwest, and we have more on the way. here are some of the latest doppler estimates of how much snow we have on the ground. around two inches in des moines, three inches just north of ames. maybe some isolated four inch amounts. here is a live shot from our iowa state university webcam off to the north in ames, you can see snow on the ground and the camera is blowing around. the wind is 21 miles an hour and could gusts as high as 30 to 40 miles per hour. it is the light, fluffy snow so it will blow around, especially to the north.
wind and it could gusts as high as 30 to 40 miles per hour. a break in southern iowa right now. working in a bit of drier air temporarily but another round of snow is set. hitting this afternoon. here is futurecast, this did low pressure system pulls its way out tonight into tomorrow. it gets a little windy as high pressure starts to build in and then it is going to be downright cold for the rest of the week. futurecast not really picking up on that break in the action. 1:00 or 2:00. the next round of snow moves in going to be heavier. by around 8:00, the snow starts
i think the accumulating snow is pretty much done after 11:00 tonight or midnight. the latest, four to eight inches , down to the south little lower. northeastern iowa. could see some local foot plus areas and far northeastern iowa. ice and sleet down to the south. that. kurtis will be in tonight at 5:00 and 6:00 and will keep you totals. be blustery. tuesday, 27 degrees, but the real cold air comes by new year's eve, 17 degrees on thursday. eight degrees and the metro.
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iowa may not see like "utopia" today but that is what you will see today. the man behind the musical is robert john ford, who calls des moines and new york home, and has written several other productions including "caucus, the musical." thank you for coming in. this started in 2010. tell us how it all came about. i write a lot of plays about iowa, and there have been a lot of subjects i thought i wanted to write about but did not demand a full-length musical. i started collecting ideas and "utopia" celebrates the people, places, events, and current stories of iowa. mollie: i assume a gentle poking a fun?
themselves, and recognize all of of. it is a great evening for iowans and those who want to get a taste of iowa. they can get a hint what iowa is about. mollie: you have five actors. covering? >> politics to sports to iowa, iowa state, uni, the state fair, everything that people in iowa will recognize, and we also do some current stories as news
stories. the show changes all the time. this is the fourth edition, and every time we do it we insert about 75% of material so people are always getting something new but can see the old favorites. are they the same ones? >> three are from the original cast.
it is an incredible group. this is the top-of-the-line group of
actors and fun to work with. mollie: this is the last weekend. >> this is the last weekend for this particular edition. mollie: is this going to be an annual thing? >> it is, and we hope to make it more than just an annual thing. more of it. mollie: we need a venue for you. if you have one, let us know. tell us about the times, ticket prices, and how do we get them. >> the final three performances are this week, december 30, 31st, and january 2. we skipped january first for the rose bowl.
police have a vented -- identity test identified the victim as -- another victim was shot but is expected to recover. frank is back with more on round two headed our way. frank: we will dry out a little bit. you can see cards off -- cars off the roadway on highway 28. kind of painting the picture of what you will see out there today, slick roadways, probably several folks off the roadways. four to eight inches and the metro, seven to 11 to the north and down near southeastern iowa, of that. the wind at 25 to 40 miles per hour. the low tonight, 23 degrees, and then it just gets really cold.